The Toronto Blues Society is delighted to welcome two new faces on board. As the new Office Manager, Hüma Üster is fresh out of Humber’s Arts Management Post-Graduate program and has enjoyed placements at Small World Music and the Toronto Jazz Festival during the past year. Having recently finished her first year in Toronto, Hüma was working at the Media Relations department at Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Appointed as the part-time Project Manager, Amanda Rheaume has been a self-managed singer/songwriter for 10+ years touring in Canada, Europe, United Kingdom and the USA. She has experience in event management through co-producing the National Babes4Breasts Benefit Concert for 10 years. Amanda was also co-founder and owner of Light Switch Creative Inc., a social media marketing and design agency in Ottawa. Amanda has recently moved to Toronto.
Hüma and Amanda will share social and media relations duty, a direction developed by the TBS through a three-year strategic planning process. The TBS is unusual in North America as it represents blues with programs and services "hitting above its weight" compared to other genres and blues organizations worldwide.
"We are delighted to have found two highly talented administrators to work for the Toronto Blues Society office in the next phase of our local, national and international development.
We want to acknowledge our past staff Ivy Mairi, Jordan Safer and Alice Sellwood who kept us on track for years. Alice Sellwood, in particular, is a very promising arts worker who represents the future of music industry and the new voices required to advance forward.” - Derek Andrews, President, Toronto Blues Society.
TBS Launches its New Website with a Fresh Design:
Make sure to check out our new online presence that displays better on mobile devices with a new clean design plus added functionality. Special thanks to our "Webmistress" Janine Stoll!
The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
For more information, events, photos, interviews, please contact:
Hüma Üster, Toronto Blues Society (416) 538-3885, firstname.lastname@example.org